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Water filters serving kidney patients breaking down

Five Water Filtration Systems owned by the North Central Provincial Council used by kidney patients problems have broken down 11 times already this year


Former station masters come out of retirement as railway strike continues

As the ongoing railway strike enters its second week, ten commuter trains made their way to Colombo Fort this morning, with former station masters also coming out of retirement to help out.


Cabinet meets over railway strike

A special cabinet meeting convened by President Maithripala Sirisena is now underway to discuss the ongoing railway strike which entered its second consecutive day today.


Female migrant workers dropped to 28%; professional migration up – Manusha

The number of Sri Lankan female migrant workers has dropped to 28% under the present government, Foreign Employment Deputy Minister Manusha Nanayakkara said.


Train and teachers’ strikes to continue today

The strike action launched by railway employees and the Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union (CTSU) earlier this week will continue today (27).


SLTB cancels leave for all staff in face of railway strike

The SLTB temporarily cancelled leave for all staff today in order to implement a special island-wide transport plan in the face of the ongoing railway strike.


State sector Executive Officers to receive special allowance

The Cabinet has given its approval to pay a special allowance for Government Executive Officers.


Cabinet approves a fourth generator at Norochcholai

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved plans to build a fourth generator with a capacity of 300 MW as an expansion of the Norochcolai coal power plant.


Over 80,000 affected by heavy rain; conditions likely to improve soon

A total of 80,007 people from 20,815 families in eight districts have been affected by the inclement weather situation, but conditions may improve soon.


Taxpayers will pay Rs. 40bn a year as salaries + pensions for war vets – SLFP

Lamenting the “politicisation” of the war veterans’ pension controversy, the SLFP said today Rs. 40 bn will be paid by taxpayers annually as salary + pension


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